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Health and Social Care

Are you an aspiring healthcare professional, social worker, or researcher who would like to study within the field of health and social care to achieve your goals?

Make a meaningful impact in healthcare and community.

Health and social care impacts virtually every aspect of our lives. From the healthcare facilities we visit, to the support systems and services that assist vulnerable individuals, and to the health apps and digital platforms we use to monitor our well-being – all these aspects are shaped by professionals in health and social care.

The Level 2 course lays a solid foundation in health and social care basics, while Level 3 offers deeper insights into areas like human lifespan development and anatomical health. Taught by experienced professionals and backed with practical training resources, these courses prepare students for various roles in care settings, social work, or healthcare services, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to excel in the health and social care industry.

Career-focused education

Some of the career opportunities listed below may require further study and qualifications in order to enter the industry.


  • Registered Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Health Services Manager
  • Care Coordinator
  • Health Educator
  • Paramedic
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Community Health Worker
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Health Information Technician
  • Geriatric Care Manager
  • Hospice Worker
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Public Health Researcher
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Residential Care Worker


Our Health & Social Care Diplomas at Peterborough College provide in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge, setting the foundation for various career paths within the industry.

The support I received from my support worker and my teachers has helped me gain new skills and develop my knowledge and confidence.

Brandon Harris
Health and Social Care 1,2 and 3

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